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Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by gonimart on Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:03 pm

Hello,

I have a LG Nexus 5 and some time ago I had an issue with the headphone jack and it stopped working correctly. The phone "thought" that there was a headset plugged in when it wasn't, so I couldn't get any calls (the mic was shut off) and I couldn't play any media because the speaker was off as well.

I installed soundabout (and the PRO version) so I could get those features back. With the previous version and running on 4.4.4 everything worked flawlessly. But then I waited to the new version (2.5.8.1) so I could upgrade to Lollipop 5.0 and keep using soundabout.

Well, after installing both, the built-in mic isn't working. I turned off the "Wired Headset detection" and rebooted my phone. Now the media is going through the speaker (as expected) but the mic won't work. I cannot use the Google Voice Search or anything that requires the mic. Suggestions?

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:04 pm

I have the exact same issue on a Nexus 7 2013 that thinks the headphones are plugged in; SoundAbout (and other apps) are able to switch on the speakers but not the mic.

I believe something has changed with the way Lollipop handles microphone switching vs. KitKat.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:11 am

There are definitely some changes to the microphone in Lollipop. I know that Google Now is always "listening" for "OK Google" in Lollipop, so the microphone must be always "on" is some fashion.

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=81093

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/DszP8VUPQzM

http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-5/464727-microphone-issues-after-lollipop-ota.html
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:41 pm

Very interesting, seems like Google is playing some real tricks with the microphone for the always on listening. I wonder why it's affecting the way SoundAbout activates/deactivates the mic.

The mic appears to work while recording a video, but not for anything else. Hmm...

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:48 pm

If you go into phone settings, manage apps, find SoundAbout, clear cache, clear data, and un-install, and then reboot the phone, does the microphone work with Google Voice Search?

If the microphone doesn't work, then we know the issue is solely in Android Lollipop. In that case, I will have to find the new code that is causing the issue and possibly find a work around.
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:51 pm

Alright, gave that a shot. This tablet thinks the headphones are always plugged in even when there's nothing there, so without soundabout neither the microphone nor the speakers work with Google Voice Search. Maybe someone with a working device could test?

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by coggsNexus on Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:10 pm

Hi, same issue seen on nexus 4 with android 5.0

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:30 pm

CoggsNexus,

Did you go into phone settings, manage apps, find SoundAbout, clear cache, clear data, and un-install, and then reboot the phone?

Does the the microphone still NOT work with Google Voice Search (with or without SoundAbout)?
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by coggsNexus on Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:43 pm

Hi, yes after clearing cache, data and uninstall soundabout google voice works fine.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by gonimart on Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:56 pm

I gave it a shot as well with my Nexus 5. Cleared cache, data, uninstall and reboot. Still recognizes the headphones even when they're not plugged in, so neither speakers nor mic are working, even for the Google voice search. There must be something different in the way Android deals with the microphone on Lollipop, apart from the "OK Google" detection/Voice Search. I rolled back to kitkat because it works just fine in there.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:58 pm

Yes, Lollipop allows you to configure saying "OK Google" without Google Now running (on some phones). This means there is another microphone setting. I'm trying to figure out what that setting is.
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:04 am

Can you try the latest version in the Beta section:
http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions

Let me know if the voice search (microphone) works.
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:43 am

Okay, finally gave this a shot. It almost works.

The first time I installed the new beta (.2) over the old Lollipop beta, and without restarting, like magic the microphone started working! However, after a couple minutes, all audio (microphone and speaker) cut out. Restarts and clean install did not bring back the audio, I reverted to the old beta. Clearly, its doing something right.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:02 pm

OK, so an older Beta works for you on Lollipop? Which Beta version is working?
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:46 pm

Only 2.5.8.1 and above worked in Lollipop. 2.5.8.1 is able to toggle the speakers, but not the microphone. When I upgraded to 2.5.8.1.2, microphone toggle worked briefly, but shortly after both microphone and speakers stopped working.

Have not been able to replicate success with 2.5.8.1.2 and .3.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:03 pm

When you say "toggle the speakers", are you toggling to wired headset using the headset toggle widget? Does the speaker work at all?
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:17 am

I'm toggling from wired headset to tablet speaker, by going into the SoundAbout app, Connectable Devices, Wired headset settings, and unchecking Wired Headset detection.

On 2.5.8.1, unchecking this box makes the tablet's speakers work (my tablet seems to think a headphone is plugged in even when there's not). Microphone however remains not working.

On 2.5.8.1.2, besides the brief moment, unchecking this box does nothing.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:00 am

So you are un-checking the "Wired headset detection" because the tablet thinks a headset is plugged in.

This setting was allowing the tablet's speaker to work.

Now, on Lollipop, 2.5.8.1 allows the speakers to work, but not the microphone. 2.5.8.1.2 doesn't allow the speaker or microphone to work.

I will check the headset_plug event code again.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:24 am

I just update the 2.5.8.1.3 version (instead of making a .4). Try 2.5.8.1.3 again and reboot. See if that gets the speaker working again.
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:29 pm

Yep, that's exactly it!

Re-downloaded 2.5.8.1.3, installed, reboot. Still no speaker.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by joncasagrande on Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:32 am

I tried the new beta version and the mic didn't work!
I tried to clear all caches, data and remove the App (not the pro key app) and reboot and still didn't work!!
Should I update my Nexus 4 to 5.0.1, or this may cause more problems?

I just talk with speaker on.

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Post by SoundAbout on Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:16 am

No, I will have to create another Beta. code that I am testing for Android 5.0 will have to move to another class so that lower versions of Android don't touch it.
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:10 am

I put another Beta out there to help Android versions below 5.0 so they won't get the attempted fixes for Android 5.0.

Beta is here:
http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions
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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by EnTg888 on Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:26 pm

Alright, gave it a go anyways... The latest beta (2.5.8.1.4) has fixed the microphone, but not the speakers, on Lollipop.

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Re: Update 2.5.8.1 on Android 5.0 not working correctly

Post by SoundAbout on Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:30 pm

EnTg888, did you install SoundAbout because the device speaker wasn't working (it thinks a headset is plugged in when it is not)?
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